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Wind Power JoAnna Krueger Kelsey Burgess Maddie Dombi Uses and Functions 15,000+ mega watts of electricity Fastest-growing Produce hydrogen gas and then stored Produces mechanical power Pumping water, grinding grain Propel sailing ships Fill gaps in off-seasons of other resources

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wind power

Wind Power

JoAnna Krueger

Kelsey Burgess

Maddie Dombi

uses and functions
Uses and Functions
  • 15,000+ mega watts of electricity
  • Fastest-growing
  • Produce hydrogen gas and then stored
  • Produces mechanical power
  • Pumping water, grinding grain
  • Propel sailing ships
  • Fill gaps in off-seasons of other resources
advantages
Advantages
  • Moderate to high net energy
  • High efficiency
  • Low electricity cost (still falling)
  • Low environmental impact
  • No CO2 emissions
  • Quick construction
  • Easily expanded
possible replacements
Possible Replacements
  • Solar panel energy
  • Tide Energy
  • Natural gas
  • Heating oil
  • Central heating
current projects
Current Projects
  • Projects are located in:
    • Hawaii
    • California
    • Texas
    • North & South Dakota
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Case
  • Pro: Farmers boost incomes by leasing land
  • Con: Environmentalists are concerned for predatory bird populations
future challenges
Future Challenges
  • High land usage
  • Visual pollution
  • Interference with bird’s migration flights
  • Predatory bird deaths
  • Possible increase in crop prices
will it become mainstream
Will It Become Mainstream?
  • Likely:
    • Growing 22% yearly
    • High efficiency
    • Low environmental impact
  • Unlikely:
    • High land usage
    • Environmentalist concerns
what do we need
What Do We Need?
  • Proper land space
  • Strong remaining crop production
  • Residential support
  • Cash flow
  • Environmental stability
  • Wind
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“The demand for wind and solar power in this country is about to explode.”

-Governor Granholm

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Works Cited

All Windpower in photos. 04 Feb. 2009 .

Miller, G. Tyler. Living in the Environment. Belmont: Brooks/Cole, 2001.

"Offshore Wind Turbine Pictures." VINDMØLLEINDUSTRIEN - windpower.org. 04 Feb. 2009 .

SOM - State of Michigan. 04 Feb. 2009 .

"Southwest Windpower: Renewable Wind Energy." Southwest Windpower, Energy conservation, Solar Energy, Water pumping, Photovoltaics. 04 Feb. 2009 .

"Wind power -." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 04 Feb. 2009 .

"Wind Power." Welcome to OTHERPOWER.COM. 04 Feb. 2009 .

"Wind Turbine Pictures - Modern Wind Turbines." VINDMØLLEINDUSTRIEN - windpower.org. 04 Feb. 2009 .

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